Do you like creating fun Photoshop brushes? Then keep reading, because in this tutorial I'll show you how to create a Photoshop stripe brush from scratch.
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What You'll Learn in This Photoshop Stripe Brush Tutorial
- How to create stripes in Photoshop
- How to create a Photoshop stripe pattern—both horizontal and diagonal
- How to create stripes texture in Photoshop from scratch
- How to turn a Photoshop stripe pattern into a Photoshop stripe brush
1. How to Create a Horizontal Photoshop Stripe Brush
Create a New File using the dimensions 200 x 50 px and a white background.
Press D to reset the swatches. Go to Image > Canvas Size, set the Height to 100 px, and Anchor it to the top. Make sure the Canvas extension color is set to Foreground (black).
Go to Edit > Define Pattern and name it Stripe.
Create a New File using the dimensions 3000 x 3000 px and a white background.
Open the Brushes palette and pick the brush that you'd like to use as a base for your stripe brush. I recommend Kyle Ultimate Pastel Palooza from the Dry Media Brushes set—it will give you a nice grunge effect.
Go to the Brush Settings. Go to the Texture tab and replace the texture with your new Stripe pattern.
Lower the Depth until the stripes become visible. Then adjust the other settings to create the effect you need.
If you're happy with the effect, click the plus icon on the bottom and give your new brush a name.
2. How to Create a Diagonal Photoshop Stripe Brush
If you want a diagonal stripe brush, you need a slightly different approach. Create a New File using the dimensions 200 x 200 px and a white background.
Take the Rectangle Tool (U). Set the Mode to Shape and Fill to Black.
Click somewhere on the canvas and set Width to 200 px, Height to 100 px.
Select both layers, take the Move Tool (V), and Align Horizontal and Vertical Center.
Select the Shape layer alone, and press Control-T. Set Vertical Skew to 45 or -45 (depending on which direction you prefer). Press Enter twice.
Go to View > Pattern Preview and click OK. Then go to Edit > Define Pattern and name it Diagonal Stripe.
You can now apply this pattern to a brush the same way as before.
Now you know how to create a stripes brush in Photoshop! Here I used this cool image to show you how the stripes brush in Photoshop would look. Remember that you can create a lot of different effects by using different brushes for your base.
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Waves of Particles Photoshop Brushes (ABR, PNG)
If you want to add some random but clean waves to your image, you'll be very happy with what this set can do! It includes ten brushes, as well as ten PNG images that you can use right off the bat.
If you like that grunge effect I created in my final effect, you will love this set—it contains as many as 60 brushes that give you limitless possibilities to edit your photos.
Circle Brushes (ABR)
How about circles? These ten abstract brushes will help you get really creative with your projects. They will look especially good with some glow on them!
If you want to make the background in the image look less empty while keeping it neat and clean, these brushes will help you achieve this goal! This set contains ten brushes with abstract meshes of particles.
Noise Particle Photoshop Brushes (ABR, PNG)
Fill your image with some noise using these ten brushes! You can use them to make the photo look more detailed, or for a number of creative colorful effects.
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